Job and Internship Opportunities Announcements

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Current Listings Jobs: Contact nrem1@ctahr.hawaii.edu for further info  

Land and Project Manager
Gill Ewa Lands, LLC
https://www.gill-ewa-lands.org/

Posted Date: 3/30/20
Closing Date: 5/31/20
Location: Honolulu/Kapolei, Hawaii
Contact: info@gill-ewa-lands.org

Gill Ewa Lands, LLC (GEL) is seeking an experienced and reliable on-site manager for its
1,500+ acres of agricultural and conservation lands at Palehua in leeward Oahu. GEL is a
family-owned company whose mission is to restore the health of the native ecosystem on its
property in the southern end of the Waianae Mountains while making it possible to use the
lands productively. GEL aims to protect and appreciate the property's important biological,
cultural, economic and historical resources. The Project Manager would report directly to
GEL's management team and spend most working hours on GEL lands at Palehua.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assumes primary responsibility for inspecting and maintaining infrastructure; manages
projects to improve roads, firebreaks, trails, the water system, cabins, fences, and
other facilities. Serves as a liaison between GEL and its contractors.
2. Collaborates with on-site staff and partners including the site Ranger and
representatives of adjacent properties when implementing projects.
3. Manages commercial and residential tenant relations on behalf of the GEL
Management Committee.
4. Assists in coordinating environmental conservation projects with local partner
organizations and volunteers.
5. Supports the Director of Camp Palehua in the implementation of infrastructure projects
as needed, and serves as a liaison between Camp Palehua and the Camp Board as
well as GEL management.
6. Networks with community organizations and governmental representatives on behalf of
GEL Management.

Work Hours and Benefits:
This is a full-time, permanent, salaried position with health care and paid leave; some
weekend or after-hours work will be required. Compensation commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
Other Qualifications and Skills
1. Conversant in Hawaii state and city government regulations, zoning laws, and
permitting.
2. Experience working in Hawaii project management, asset management, and/or
conservation resource management.
3. Familiar with Hawaii landscapes, land use, history and politics.
4. Collaborative approach to problem solving.
5. Comfortable with community relations.
This Job Is Right For You If...
• You’re proactive and take a hands-on approach to identify and address challenges.
• You are able to work on complex projects with a moderate level of supervision, resolve
problems and conflicts, and develop recommendations using judgment, tact and
initiative.
• You have excellent interpersonal communications and writing skills, and the ability to
collaborate and foster mutual respect.
• You have superior organizational skills and are able to set and meet deadlines.
• You’re familiar with Hawaii dryland and mesic forest ecosystems as well as agricultural
enterprises.
• You’re creative and can propose new enterprises appropriate for Palehua resources
and GEL’s mission.
Education and Experience:
No specific educational background is required, but relevant fields of study include
resource management, engineering, business, tropical agriculture, planning, and forestry.
Desirable experience includes: agricultural practices, including ranching; conservation
resource management; contract management; land planning; project implementation; repair
and maintenance; soil conservation and forestry; wildfire control and prevention.
Gill Ewa Lands, LLC
https://www.gill-ewa-lands.org/

Posted Date: 3/30/20
Closing Date: 5/31/20
Location: Honolulu/Kapolei, Hawaii
Contact: info@gill-ewa-lands.org

Gill Ewa Lands, LLC (GEL) is seeking an experienced and reliable on-site manager for its
1,500+ acres of agricultural and conservation lands at Palehua in leeward Oahu. GEL is a
family-owned company whose mission is to restore the health of the native ecosystem on its
property in the southern end of the Waianae Mountains while making it possible to use the
lands productively. GEL aims to protect and appreciate the property's important biological,
cultural, economic and historical resources. The Project Manager would report directly to
GEL's management team and spend most working hours on GEL lands at Palehua.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assumes primary responsibility for inspecting and maintaining infrastructure; manages
projects to improve roads, firebreaks, trails, the water system, cabins, fences, and
other facilities. Serves as a liaison between GEL and its contractors.
2. Collaborates with on-site staff and partners including the site Ranger and
representatives of adjacent properties when implementing projects.
3. Manages commercial and residential tenant relations on behalf of the GEL
Management Committee.
4. Assists in coordinating environmental conservation projects with local partner
organizations and volunteers.
5. Supports the Director of Camp Palehua in the implementation of infrastructure projects
as needed, and serves as a liaison between Camp Palehua and the Camp Board as
well as GEL management.
6. Networks with community organizations and governmental representatives on behalf of
GEL Management.

Work Hours and Benefits:
This is a full-time, permanent, salaried position with health care and paid leave; some
weekend or after-hours work will be required. Compensation commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
Other Qualifications and Skills
1. Conversant in Hawaii state and city government regulations, zoning laws, and
permitting.
2. Experience working in Hawaii project management, asset management, and/or
conservation resource management.
3. Familiar with Hawaii landscapes, land use, history and politics.
4. Collaborative approach to problem solving.
5. Comfortable with community relations.
This Job Is Right For You If...
• You’re proactive and take a hands-on approach to identify and address challenges.
• You are able to work on complex projects with a moderate level of supervision, resolve
problems and conflicts, and develop recommendations using judgment, tact and
initiative.
• You have excellent interpersonal communications and writing skills, and the ability to
collaborate and foster mutual respect.
• You have superior organizational skills and are able to set and meet deadlines.
• You’re familiar with Hawaii dryland and mesic forest ecosystems as well as agricultural
enterprises.
• You’re creative and can propose new enterprises appropriate for Palehua resources
and GEL’s mission.
Education and Experience:
No specific educational background is required, but relevant fields of study include
resource management, engineering, business, tropical agriculture, planning, and forestry.
Desirable experience includes: agricultural practices, including ranching; conservation
resource management; contract management; land planning; project implementation; repair
and maintenance; soil conservation and forestry; wildfire control and prevention.



Natural Resource Specialist - Department of Agriculture - Forest Service 

Application open and closing dates: 03/11/2020 to 03/24/2020

This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.

Please note that the GS-0401-7/9 Natural Resource Specialist located in Hilo, HI vacancy announcement number 20-RES-10746296G-TC, has been released to USA Jobs and is now available to receive applications.

The announcement will open at 12:01am Eastern on Wednesday 03/11/2020 and will close on at 11:59pm Eastern on Tuesday 03/24/2020.

A link to the open vacancy announcement can be located at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562481300

Please feel free to send this information to outreach respondents and interested parties. You may also desire to enter this information in the Forest Service outreach database.

Candidates are encouraged to carefully read and respond to the information in the “Qualifications Required” and “Required Documents” area of the vacancy announcement.

Failure to provide documents to support the applicants’ claim of eligibility or qualifications may result in loss of consideration.

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THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF HAWAIʻI, KAUAʻI FOREST PROGRAM

Two (2) positions: FIELD TECHNICIAN and FIELD COORDINATOR

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FIELD TECHNICIAN – Application Closes February 10, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time).

The Field Technician performs and participates in all aspects of forest protection operations,

maintenance and management of equipment, vehicles and the baseyard for the Kauaʻi Program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Kauaʻi Program Field Technician position requires an enthusiastic, motivated, action-oriented person to play an essential role in ecosystem threat abatement operations. These operations include surveying, mapping, monitoring, and controlling alien species and their impacts to the native forest of Kauaʻi. The Field Technician must be willing and able to camp in remote mountainous areas for up to five nights at a time and operate in extremely rugged terrain and adverse weather conditions. Work environment involves exposure to job hazards where there is a high possibility of injury, as well as helicopter operations, so a commitment to safety is essential. The Field Technician will assist the Kauaʻi team and partners with all aspects of field operations and office support that may include alien plant removal, fence construction/maintenance, feral ungulate control, trail maintenance and vegetation monitoring. The Field Technician compiles and manages monitoring data with a spatial database and assists the Natural Resource Manager (NRM) with developing resource management plans and reports.The Field Technician assists the Field Coordinator and NRM with training and supervising volunteers, interns, and contractors and building partnerships with other resource management agencies and organizations. Other activities include outreach activities; and vehicle, equipment, and facilities maintenance. With a heavy workload, the Field Technician is expected to manage his/ her time well and effectively prioritize day-to-day operations.The Field Technician is expected to communicate and write effectively.Occasional weekend work is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year of related work

experience in Hawai’i natural resources management or equivalent combination of education and

experience.

•Experience in ecological land management and the ability to recognize Hawaiian plant and

animal species as required to complete preserve management activities.

•Experience operating and repairing various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner

(e.g., machete, weed eater, chainsaw, two- way radio, etc.).

•Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Web browsers, GPS/GIS).

•Must be able to obtain Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification, helicopter safety and sling

load training certification, and Hawaii State hunting license to do this job.

•Must have a valid driver's license.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

•2-3 years’ experience in Hawaiian natural resources management.

•Familiarity and ability to utilize firearms safely and holds a current Hawai’i State (or

equivalent) hunting license or has successfully passed a hunter safety course.

•Familiarity and sensitivity to issues of Hawaiian geographic and cultural diversity.

•Trained in basic helicopter safety and external sling loads.

•Experience with ungulate control techniques used in Hawaii: snaring, trapping, and strategic

hunting with dogs.

•Experience building and maintaining game fences in rough, uneven terrain.

•Experience with map reading and orienteering. Must be able to navigate extremely rugged

terrain using maps, compass, and GPS. Proficiency in use of ESRI ArcGIS is a plus.

•Experience operating 4-wheel drive vehicles on mountain access roads.

TO APPLY

To apply, visit https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 10, 2020.

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

FIELD COORDINATOR – Application Closes Feb. 16, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time).

The Field Coordinator is a part-time field and part-time office position. They will act as an integral part of the Kauaʻi Forest Program field team in our management areas in remote watersheds across the island as well as assist with reporting on grants, writing management plans, project planning, additional written assignments, and other office functions. This position is funded through June 30, 2023 and could be extended based on additional funding.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

This position requires an enthusiastic, motivated, detail-oriented person with experience in planning, conducting, and supervising natural resources management field operations in potentially hazardous conditions. This position also requires demonstrated experience writing scientific reports on field data, understanding collected data and ability to share written information with both donors and the larger conservation community. Field operations include surveying, mapping, monitoring, and controlling alien species and their impacts to native forests. The Field Coordinator must be willing and able to camp in remote mountainous areas for up to four nights at a time and operate in extremely rugged terrain and adverse weather conditions. Work environment involves exposure to job hazards where there is a high possibility of injury, so a commitment to safety is essential.

The Field Coordinator compiles and manages monitoring data with a spatial database and assists the Natural Resource Manager (NRM) with analysis, reporting and developing resource management plans. The Field Coordinator assists the NRM with training and supervising volunteers, interns, and contractors and building partnerships with other resource management agencies and organizations. Other activities include outreach activities, vehicle, equipment, and facilities maintenance. With a heavy workload, the Field Coordinator is expected to manage his/ her time well and effectively prioritize day-to-day operations. The Field Coordinator is expected to communicate and write effectively. Occasional weekend work is required. This position is supervised by the Natural Resources Manager and will share supervision of program interns.

Responsibilities include the following functions:

1. Plan, coordinate, and carry out natural resources management field operations which include: controlling and eliminating alien animals and plants using a variety of methods (herbicides, hand and motorized tools, firearms, traps, and other implements).

2. Carry out field operations which may require carrying a 60lb pack up to 12 miles and camping for 3-4 nights in remote, rugged terrain.

3. Plan, supervise, and conduct special-use helicopter operations that include sling loading, low-elevation surveys, and remote landings.

4. Maintain ungulate fences, traps, and other animal control material.

5. Collect, compile, and manage monitoring data and provide information on ecological threats and resources.

6. Maintain vehicles and field equipment: Chainsaws, weed eaters, ATV’s and hand tools.

7. Conduct safety briefings for partners, volunteers, interns, and staff to ensure compliance with all TNC-Kauaʻi safety procedures, this would include a safety briefing to staff, interns, and volunteers prior to engaging in field work.

8. Ensure compliance with all TNC – Kaua‘i Standard Operating Procedures and safety procedures.

9. Compile information for report writing, management plans, presentations and other written documents needed to support and share the Kaua‘i Forest Program projects with both internal and external audiences.

10. Facilitate contract management, payments and communications.

11. Act as primary point of contact and provide office support for field operations as needed.

12. Assist with interpretive hikes, outreach events, and fundraising efforts to help build good community relations.

13. Other duties, including office administration, troubleshooting of office IT equipment, and office management, as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field and 3 years’ experience in natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Knowledge of Hawaiian biota, Hawaiian conservation biology, native Hawaiian and alien plant and animal identification skills.

• Experience navigating extremely rugged terrain using maps, compass and GPS to perform physical work, on difficult and hazardous terrain, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.

• Experience using mapping techniques and compiling data while doing field monitoring work.

• Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to create maps and manipulate layers.

• Experience operating and repairing various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; machete, weed eater, chainsaw, two-way radio, etc.).

• Experience managing staff in the completion of tasks in an outdoor setting, where responsibilities include training others and the communication of goals.

• Experience writing scientific reports on field data.

• Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.

• Must be able to obtain Wilderness First Aid/CPR certification, helicopter safety and sling load training certification, commercial drone pilot license and Hawaii State hunting license to do this job.

• Must have valid driver's license.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

• 3-5 years’ experience in natural resource management, similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation.

• Ability and willingness to apply science to decision-making and guide activities.

• Demonstrated experience with compiling information to produce high-quality written reports and presentations of results for professional audiences.

• Experience with ungulate control techniques used in Hawai'i; snaring, trapping, and strategic hunting with dogs.

• Experience coordinating field projects in remote areas doing invasive plant control, vegetation monitoring, fence work, and helicopter operations.

TO APPLY

To apply, visit https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/careers/, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 16, 2020.

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced

by the leadership and contributionsof people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

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Job Advertisement for Graduate Assistant
Title: Graduate Assistant (Research)
Hiring Unit: HIMB/SOEST
Location: UH-Mānoa campus
Salary Information: Minimum: $28,026 (Step 14) annually (at 0.5 FTE).
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Full Time/Part Time: 0.5 FTE
Temporary/Permanent: Temporary
Start Date: February 13, 2020
Other Conditions:
11-month, continuation subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds
Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will work with an interdisciplinary team of investigators to
quantify, assess, and interpret environmental contaminant data from fish, sediments,
and/or water samples in order to provide a comprehensive assessment of marine pollution
in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and to deliver recommendations for future
management strategies. The successful applicant will systematically collect published and
unpublished (e.g. internal reports and databases) information on environmental pollutants
in fish species consumed by people living in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. He/she
will collate these data according to parameters of interest to the study investigators
including by fish characteristics and risks of human health exposure, etc. The successful
applicant will also perform statistical analyses on newly collected data on environmental
contaminant levels in order to inform human health risk assessment. Additional tasks
include documenting, maintaining and updating databases, as well as drafting abstracts
and portions of manuscripts. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Classified graduate student in a health or environmental field. Completed a graduate level
(bio)statistics course with an A- grade or higher, or two (bio)statistics courses at the
undergraduate level with an A- grade or higher.
Desirable Qualifications:
PhD candidate. Working knowledge of environmental contaminant (metals, pesticides,
etc.) toxicology in fish and/or humans. Knowledge and understanding of Pacific marine
fishes. Has taken university courses in public health or epidemiology. Previous work in
the region of Micronesia. Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with academic
partners and previous interdisciplinary work; previous peer-reviewed publications;
excellent verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work
efficiently and meet deadlines.
To Apply:
Submit CV to:
Dr. Catherine Pirkle

Office of Public Health Studies
1960 East West Road, T102A
Honolulu, HI 96822
OR
Megan Donahue
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
University of Hawaii at Manoa
PO Box 1346
Kaneohe, HI 96744
The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of
nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status,
sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, National Guard participation, breastfeeding, and arrest/court record
(except as permissible under State law).
Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform
and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record
checks.
In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual
campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy

may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

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Assistant Environmental Scientist (ID# 44057)Honolulu, HI    

Category: Engineering - Environmental Job Type: Full Time Minimum Experience: 1-3Required Education: Bachelor's Degree Job Description

Be involved in projects with our Transportation & Infrastructure Practice and be a part of our Stormwater Team and work on local and regional stormwater projects to help meet our client’s objectives and solve their challenges.
 
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach; and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
 
WSP is currently seeking an exceptional candidate for an Assistant Environmental Scientist for our Honolulu office.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  • Assist with routine stormwater quality field sampling, hydrologic monitoring, and data analysis activities
  • Assists with monitoring site selection and field equipment setup
  • Assists with equipment calibration and site maintenance activities
  • Gathers and records information to prepare monitoring reports
  • Participates in the identification of sources of storm runoff pollution
  • Assists in technical report writing summarizing water quality results
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. WSP offers an outstanding Developing Professionals Network (DPN) program to engage and mentor staff into great engineers. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.



Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science or related field
  • Strong technical writing, analytical, and communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Detail-oriented with an emphasis on quality work products
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must be comfortable working outdoors in hot, humid, or rainy conditions
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS
 
About WSP USA
 
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
 
WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
 
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started? 
 
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
 

The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.



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Biological Science Techncian (Wildlife) – Hawaii

Agency
USDA APHIS Wildlife Services
Location
Kapolei, Hawaii
Job Category
Part Time Vacancies
Salary
$31,212.00 - $50,608.00 depending on expereince including COLA
Start Date
12/22/2019
Last Date to Apply
11/18/2019
Description
The incumbent will provide technical assistance and conduct wildlife damage management activities in an integrated wildlife damage management (WDM) approach to prevent or reduce economic loss to property and agriculture or to protect human health and safety. Incumbent will be required to be familiar with and to use various devices, tools, firearms, toxicants, pyrotechnics and related equipment used in wildlife damage management. Incumbent will be expected to be able to identify damage from wildlife species as it pertains to airports, and the incumbent will be expected to assist in the implementation of appropriate corrective action, if warranted. The incumbent complies with federal, state, and local regulations and assists airports with compliance with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Endangered Species Act, Federal Air Regulations, NEPA, and Department of Defense Regulations. Incumbent participates in required training sessions, on-the-job developmental activities and temporary details. Incumbent presents program information and conducts training for various groups, including airport organizations, educational institutions, industry groups, and state extension programs. Incumbent may be required to pass Certified Applicator examination, as required of persons who use restricted-use pesticides. Incumbent must demonstrate a respect for safety in all operations, including the operation of motor vehicles, firearms, control devices, and equipment.
Qualifications
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN DATE: November 05, 2019 CLOSING DATE: November 18, 2019 POSITION TITLE: Biological Science Technician TYPE OF POSITION: Term Appointment with possibility for Benefits, Excepted Service Not to Exceed 13 months (may be extended up to 4 years) WORK SCHEDULE: This is a part-time maxi-flex position, 40-hour pay period, occasional overtime. NTE 13 months with possibility of renewal at end of term. Person selected for this position will not begin until after December 1, 2019. ANNOUNCEMENT #: WSWR-2019-HI22 SERIES/GRADE: AD-0404-4/5/6 FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL: AD-0404-6 LOCATION: 1 position, Kapolei, HI Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expense associated with reporting for duty to this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee. SALARY: *GS Locality Pay Tables can be accessed at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2019/GS.pdf AD-4 $31,212.00 - $40,571.00 AD-5 $34,921.00 - $45,393.00 AD-6 $38,925.00 - $50,608.00 In addition to salary, selectee will be eligible for Cost of Living Allowance based on location Salary will be based on previous work/experience and education. WHO MAY APPLY: • Must be a U.S. Citizen • Must be 18 years old • If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions (proof of registration and/or exemption required). Website: http://www.sss.gov. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Resume (dates of employment should be in dd/mm/year format) Transcripts (if qualifying on education) DD-214 (Member 4 copy) and/or VA letter required for applicable Veteran preference. Current active duty members must submit a certification that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. HOW TO APPLY: Additional materials not listed above (i.e. position descriptions, training certificates, etc.) may not be considered. Applicants who do not submit the required items listed above may not be considered. Applications with all supporting documents must be submitted to the contact office and must be RECEIVED by the CLOSING DATE of this announcement. Interested individuals should send a resume, transcripts, veteran documentation (if applicable) to the address listed here: CONTACT OFFICE: Gabrielle Mendoza, Program Support Specialist USDA Wildlife Services 3375 Koapaka St Suite H-420 Honolulu, HI 96819 Gabrielle.n.mendoza@.usda.gov 808-838-2846 IMPORTANT NOTE: If you should need the forms identified in above paragraph, feel free to contact 808-838-2846 for a copy. MINIMUM ELIGIBLITY REQUIREMENTS: To qualify, applicants MUST meet all minimum qualification requirements, except Medical Requirements, by the closing date of the announcement. Specialized Experience Requirements AD-0404-04/05/06 Biological Science Technician: Applicants can qualify by meeting the experience or education requirements specified below: QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Specialized experience at the AD-0404-4 Grade Level: Applicant must have 6 months of general experience and 6 months of specialized experience to perform the work of the position. This experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors. Must demonstrate experience in: • Using wildlife damage control techniques (including, but not limited to) predator, rodent and bird control toxicants, techniques, traps, snares and formulating scents and baits; • Prepare reports regarding activities, observations, events, and other relevant data collected; • Inspect and survey areas with the ability to recognize various wildlife; • Meeting and communicating with individuals or groups; and • Recognize habits, characteristics, and habitats occupied by a variety of avian and mammalian wildlife species. OR Education at the AD-4 For AD-4: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-3. At least 6 semester hours of courses must be directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience at the AD-0404-5 Grade Level: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level (GS-4) in the Federal service. This experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors. Must demonstrate experience in: • Identifying North American wildlife species. • The principles of wildlife ecology and management. • Conducting basic computer operations for record keeping, data analysis, report writing and correspondence • Selecting appropriate wildlife damage management strategies, techniques, and tools and apply them to specific situations OR Education substitution at the AD-5 Level: For AD-5: A full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses, such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must have been in wildlife related. AD-404-06 Level-- all requirements of the AD-0404-5 level and Specialized Experience in: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience in level of difficulty and responsibility to the next lower level ADS-5) in the Federal service that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sector. Must demonstrate experience in: • Dealing with human-wildlife conflicts and principles of wildlife damage management • The requirements of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Federal Air Regulations • Conducting wildlife counts and abundance surveys • The use of firearms, traps, snares, pesticides, immobilizing drugs, pyrotechnics, electronic harassment devices, and other non-lethal control tools • Airport Wildlife Hazard Management • Using computers for word processing, spreadsheets, GIS and database applications OR Education substitution at the AD-6 Level: For AD-6: Completion of at least 18 semester hours of graduate level education with an emphasis on wildlife. TRANSCRIPTS are required if: You are qualifying for the position based on education. You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education. This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Must obtain or have a valid U.S. driver’s license. Operation of Government-owned or leased vehicles is required. • As a condition of employment, appropriate security clearance is required for this position. • Position is subject to random and applicant drug testing. • Must have a knowledge of and be capable of using: o Working with the public and other cooperating agencies o Communication skills o Electronic equipment (GPS, Trimble, computer) • Must demonstrate a respect for safety in all operations, including the operation of motor vehicles, firearms, control devices, and equipment. • In order to perform the essential duties of this position, you must have the legal and physical ability to possess and discharge firearms. You must be able to pass a government background check and meet any additional requirements to carry and use firearms. A background check will include answering questions about where you’ve lived, worked, went to school, and any military history or police records. Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check). Emergency Response – APHIS is an emergency response agency. This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their careers with APHIS. It is difficult to predict the frequency with which such emergency situations may occur – and could range from several emergencies in a year to none over the course of many years. In the event that you are called upon to support an emergency program, this may require irregular working hours, including overtime, and may include duties other than those specified in your official position description. While some emergency program support assignments may be able to be performed at the employee’s current duty station, in other cases employees may be asked to go on-site to a temporary duty state location. In addition, it may be necessary for employees to participate in multiple rotations to an emergency program assignment. Attempts will be made to keep disruption to the employee to a minimum. Failure to follow application instructions regarding filing appropriate forms and answering questions may result in loss of employment considerations for this position. All applications must be signed, dated, and received by the closing date of this announcement. NOTE: APPLICANTS FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO URINALYSIS TO SCREEN FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT. APPOINTMENT TO THE POSITION WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON A NEGATIVE DRUG TEST RESULT. INCUMBENTS OF THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO URINALYSIS TO SCREEN FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE ON AN ONGOING BASIS AFTER APPOINTMENT, AS DIRECTED. Carrying a firearm is a condition of employment – In the passing of the Lautenberg Amendment, Congress passed legislation which prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from possessing a firearm or ammunition. If selected you will be required to sign the form, “Inquiry for Positions Requiring Possession of Firearms,” certifying that you meet this criteria. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodation Policy- Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a Case-by-Case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations: • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. Relocation costs will not be paid for this position.
Contact Person
Gabrielle Mendoza
Contact eMail
gabrielle.n.mendoza@usda.gov


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Conservation Field Technician Closing date January 31, 2020. 

The Kōkeʻe Resource Conservation Program’s Field Technician position requires an enthusiastic, motivated, action-oriented person to play an essential role in conducting field operations. These operations include surveying, mapping, monitoring, and controlling alien species and their impacts to Kauai’s forests. The Field Tech must be willing and able to camp in remote mountainous areas and operate in extremely rugged terrain and adverse weather conditions. The Field Tech will assist KRCP staff and conservation partners with field operations and office support that may include noxious weed control, field operations planning, trail maintenance, vehicle and equipment maintenance, fence construction/maintenance, data entry, and outreach activities. This position is supervised by the Kōkeʻe Resource Conservation Program Coordinator and Lead Field Technician.

DUTIES: 

  • Assist with natural resource management field operations which include: controlling and eliminating invasive alien plants using a variety of methods.
  • Participate in special-use helicopter operations that include sling loading, low-elevation surveys, and remote/hover landings.
  • Maintain ungulate fences.
  • Maintain vehicles and field equipment
  • Mix and apply herbicide according to label instructions
  • Assist with GPS mapping, data collection, and data entry
  • Work with partners, volunteers, and interns in field operations
  • Ensure compliance with all Hawaii State Parks and Forestry rules and safety procedures.
  • Assist with interpretive hikes, outreach events, and fundraising efforts to help build good community relations
  • Other duties as assigned. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• High school diploma required, college degree prefered.

• Must be comfortable managing, orienting, supervising and coordinating volunteers of varying ages and skill

set.

• Ability to recognize Hawaiian native and non-native plant species and familiarity with navigating through

Kaua‘i landscapes specifically in Kōkeʻe, Waimea Canyon, Nā Pali Coastal State Parks, and surrounding

areas of Forest Reserves and Alakaʻi Wilderness Preserve.

• Experience working with or knowledge of Hawai‘i natural systems and the conservation challenges on

Kaua‘i.

• Experience with herbicide weed control techniques

• Experience with map reading and orienteering. Must have the ability to navigate rugged terrain using maps,

compass and GPS.

• Ability to perfrom physical work in rugged terrain while under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.

• Must be available for remote camping worktrips that will be on average 3-5 days.

• Experience with driving off-road vehicles

• Valid Hawaii Driver’s License

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Experience operating various types of equipment and tools safely (chainsaw, machete, etc)

• Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and field mapping techniques.

• Ability to follow instructions from colleagues, and work in a collaborative team-based environment

• Certifications such as first aid, CPR, herbicide application, helicopter safety.

• PC familiarity, including database knowledge, in order to maintain program records.

• Ability and willingness to take on additional tasks and responsibilities within job parameters, commensurate

to work experience.

• Ability to convey work instructions to other management team members, including volunteers.

• Ability to function productively as a member or leader of a work team.

Starting pay $13.50-$17.00 per hour depending on qualifications. Benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance and paid vacation, sick, and holiday.

Work week is Mon-Thurs 7am-5pm. Weekend projects will be scheduled as needed.

TO APPLY:

Please contact KRCP for an application by email at kokeeresource@gmail.com. The application will require an onsite working interview.

Applications being accepted until positions is filled.


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Current Listings Internships: Contact nrem1@ctahr.hawaii.edu for further information 

2019 World Bank Internship is open to undergraduate degree students and a full-time graduate study program.

Deadline: Ongoing 

Award Amount: Unpaid

Internship Type: Fulltime

Applicants can get more information through the given link: World Bank Internship

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Seabird Restoration Internship – applications due Oct 7, 2019

We are in search of passionate individuals interested in gaining experience in the avian care and seabird conservation field. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of the daily care of the translocated chicks with an emphasis on daily cleaning and food preparation. Interns will also gain training on seabird social attraction techniques and aspects of habitat restoration, including out-planting and predator control. Interns will go through and initial orientation to gain a basic understanding of avian husbandry in the conservation field and continue to refine these skills throughout the internship.  Interns will also shadow members of the PRC Animal Care team throughout the duration of the internship to learn through observation about avian care, feeding and holding techniques. Please keep in mind, due to the nature of this project and permitting restrictions, handling of the chicks is limited. Our Seabird Translocation Projects involves the social attraction and translocation of Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses, Bonin Petrels and Tristram’s Storm Petrels to create new colonies safe from sea level rise in Kahuku, HI. More information on the project can be found at www.islandarks.org

Application and position information: https://forms.gle/TeweS8vMoChznTk98

Internship dates: February 3rd- July 1st 2020

 

Seabird Research Internship- applications due Oct 7, 2019

We are working with partners from around the world to build a global seabird restoration database – a database of all active seabird restoration activities using social attraction and/or translocation techniques – to document the methods and outcomes from these activities and inform best practices in the field of seabird restoration.

Research interns will have a passion for conservation and interest in seabird biology and restoration, research, data entry, and analysis. Primary duties will include conducting literature reviews, entering and checking data, and communicating with global experts in the field of seabird restoration. Other duties could include mapping in ArcGIS, organizing data in a database such as MS Access, data analysis, and scientific writing. For interns based in Hawaii, there are opportunities to also gain experience with the seabird restoration intern team.

 Application and position information: https://forms.gle/TeweS8vMoChznTk98

Internship dates: February 3rd- July 1st 2020
Internship Location: Option to be based in Hawaii or California

Postdoc opportunities: Contact nrem1@ctahr.hawaii.edu for further information 

Internship opportunities: Contact nrem1@ctahr.hawaii.edu for further information 

Spring–Summer Intern Scientist
Honolulu, HI
About Integral
Integral Consulting Inc. provides technical insight, strategy, and project
delivery to help our clients move forward in an evolving world. We seek
to achieve this mission by creating a business culture of client service,
technical excellence, innovation, and collaboration. Equally, we hold
ourselves to strong internal commitments to health and safety,
sustainability, diversity, mutual respect, collegiality, and the professional
development of our staff.
We are seeking an Intern Scientist to work with our environmental
scientists in multidisciplinary teams on a variety of challenging
environmental investigations, providing a unique opportunity for
personal development and mentorship.
Our internship program is designed to help bridge the gap between
formal education and the workplace. The program connects students with
staff members to obtain hands-on experience in environmental projects
with different technical focus. This is a paid internship position with the
possibility of leading to full-time employment.
Day-to-Day Responsibilities
As an Intern Scientist, your job functions will include, but not be
limited to:
• Participating as team member in a large field soil sampling and
analysis program on the island of Oahu with the following tasks:
– Working 8- to 10-hour days during field events
– Learning to operate hand-held XRF instrument for metals in soil
– Collecting shallow soil samples using hand tools such as a spade
or auger
– Keeping detailed field notes, sample location maps, and sampling
database
– Cleaning equipment, and conducting maintenance and inventory
– Keeping custody of environmental samples and delivering to the
laboratory
• Assisting with data management activities such as organizing, data
entry, and quality assurance reviews of environmental data
• Assisting with technical writing of reports.

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Integral Consulting Inc.
(01/20)
Qualifications
Candidates must be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the natural life, environmental, or geological
sciences, or a related field. The ideal candidate will also have:
• 0–3 years of experience
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong quantitative skills
• Experience with GIS and MS Excel
• Good working knowledge of environmental science and chemistry
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to IntegralJobs@integral-corp.com. or visit our Careers
webpage at http://www.integral-corp.com/careers. Applicant information will be kept strictly confidential.
Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Integral Consulting Inc. provides an exceptional
benefits package with company-subsidized insurance, and an exciting work environment with opportunities
for significant professional growth.
All offers of employment are contingent on candidates passing an employment history screening and, if
applicable, a degree verification. Offers of employment for some positions may also be contingent on
candidates passing a federal, state, and county criminal background and Watch List screenings and a drug
and alcohol screening. Candidates for whom this is a requirement will receive written notice. All screenings
will be done in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws.
We are proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer and are committed to a proactive program
of affirmative action and diversity development.
Integral Consulting Inc. provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified
employees and applicants without regard to race; color; religion; gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or
related medical conditions); national origin; age; sexual orientation; disability; marital status; military,
veteran, or Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act protected veteran status; gender identity or
gender expression; or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. The “EEO is the Law”
poster can be viewed here: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf.

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Paid Internships in Tropical Forest Ecology at the
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama)
Two intern positions are available at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in
Panama. The interns will work directly with Dr. Evan Gora, and in collaboration with an
international network of ecophysiologists and forest ecologists, to address key knowledge gaps
in our understanding of tropical forest dynamics. These internships will prioritize professional
development; interns will have opportunities to conduct independent research, develop
quantitative skills, and coauthor peer-reviewed publications. We are seeking motivated
individuals capable of working independently and collecting field data in tropical forest
conditions. Previous field research experience, particularly in tropical forests, is preferred but
not required. The internships are available for two distinct projects:
1. Determining how lightning kills trees and certain tree species survive. Our
collaborative work recently revealed that lightning is a major cause of tropical tree death.
Therefore, the ability of certain species to survive lightning strikes likely influences forest
dynamics, differences in forest composition, and tree species coexistence. The intern will
conduct experiments and collect field data to test the physiological and electrical mechanisms by
which lightning kills trees and certain tree species survive.
2. Evaluating the factors that regulate the decomposition of entire trees. Dead wood
is a crucial component of global carbon cycling and it functions as a keystone resource that
maintains forest diversity. However, our understanding of wood decomposition in its natural
context is severely limited. Dead wood primarily exists as large pieces that decompose over
many years, whereas most decomposition studies are conducted using small substrates over a
few months. This is problematic because the results of short-term, ground-level studies often
differ substantially from the decomposition of entire trees in the same conditions. The intern
will conduct field research and perform analyses on the first long-term, large-scale, and
community-wide study into the decomposition of entire trees in tropical forests.
--Who should apply? Advanced undergraduates or graduates (BA or BS) seeking training and
experience in ecological research, particularly those considering graduate school.
Applicants should submit three documents combined into one .pdf document: (1) a one-page
cover letter describing relevant experience, interest in these positions, and how this internship
will contribute to your career goals; (2) Curriculum Vitae (CV); and (3) contact information for
two references including their professional affiliation, email address, and phone number. If you
are only interested in one of the intern positions, then please state so on the first line of your
cover letter. Otherwise, applicants will be considered for both positions. Submit applications to
Evan Gora at emgora22@gmail.com with the subject line: “Internship Application - (Applicant’s
last name)”. Applications are due by February 21st and the anticipated start date is May-July of
2020, although there is some flexibility.
Additional information: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) is a prestigious
research organization with a large and vibrant community of staff scientists, postdoctoral
researchers, interns, and technicians/assistants. STRI operates multiple field stations in some
of the best-studied forests in the world, including the Barro Colorado Island and Gamboa lab
facilities where research will be conducted. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected
veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and STRI policy.